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touching

[ tuhch-ing ]
/ ˈtʌtʃ ɪŋ /
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adjective
affecting; moving; pathetic: a touching scene of farewell.
that touches.
preposition
in reference or relation to; concerning; about: He wrote touching future plans.
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Origin of touching

First recorded in 1250–1300; touch + -ing2

OTHER WORDS FROM touching

touch·ing·ly, adverbtouch·ing·ness, nounun·touch·ing, adjective
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How to use touching in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for touching

touching
/ (ˈtʌtʃɪŋ) /

adjective
evoking or eliciting tender feelingsyour sympathy is touching
preposition
on the subject of; relating to

Derived forms of touching

touchingly, adverbtouchingness, noun
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